Laboratory Animal Welfare

Laboratory Animal Welfare

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Laboratory Animal Welfare provides a comprehensive, up-to-date look into the new science of animal welfare within laboratory research. Animals specifically considered include rodents, cats and dogs, nonhuman primates, agricultural animals, avian animals and aquatic animals.

The book examines the impact of experiment design and environment on animal welfare, as well as emergency situations and euthanasia practices. Readers will benefit from a review of regulations and policy guidelines concerning lab animal use, as well as information on assessing animal welfare. With discussions of the history and ethics of animals in research, and a debate on contemporary and international issues, this book is a go-to resource for laboratory animal welfare.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 22.86mm | 1,156.65g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 150 illustrations (150 in full color); Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0123851033
  • 9780123851031
  • 1,528,919

Review quote

"...provides a very organized and detailed review of laboratory animal welfare and associated topics, regulations, and guidelines...would serve as a valuable resource for any laboratory animal veterinarian and for those preparing for specialty board examinations..." --The Quarterly Review of Biology

"One just has to read the preface of Laboratory Animal Welfare to understand the importance of the book as a comprehensive reference tool regarding historical, current, and future issues concerning laboratory animal welfare...Insight into contemporary issues, both in the U.S. and abroad, is provided and discussed."--Laboratory Animal Practitioner, March 2014 "This volume is a pivotal and authoritative resource...provides a comprehensive, up-to-date look into the science of animal welfare within research settings...the gold standard of publications and training for veterinarians and those working with laboratory animals."--Anticancer Research, 34, 2014
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Table of contents

1.History, Philosophies, and Concepts of Animal Welfare
2.Ethics and Animal Welfare
3.Regulations, Policies, and Guidelines Impacting Laboratory Animal Welfare
4.Animal Welfare Assessment Considerations
5.Contemporary Issues in Laboratory Animal Welfare
6.Laboratory Animal Welfare: International Issues
7.Animal Environments and Their Impact on Laboratory Animal Welfare
8.Experimental Design: Reduction and Refinement in Studies Using Animals
9.Animal Welfare Considerations in Biomedical Research and Testing
10.Preservation of Animal Welfare during Unforeseen Events
11.Euthanasia and Laboratory Animal Welfare
12.Rodent and Rabbit Welfare in the Research Environment
13.Nonhuman Primate Welfare in the Research Environment
14.Dog and Cat Welfare in a Research Environment
15.Agricultural Animal Welfare
16.Birds as Laboratory Animals
17.Welfare of Laboratory Fishes
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